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• Hans-Joachim Koerber reportedly is resigning as CEO of Germany’s Metro AG, effective October 31. He will be succeeded by Eckhard Cordes, chief executive of Franz Haniel GmbH, which owns 34 percent of Metro.

Published reports suggest that there were strategic differences between Koerber and Cortes that led to the change in leadership.

• The Kroger Co. has named Rick Going to be president of the company's new Michigan division, effective immediately. Going is a 26-year veteran at Kroger, and has had roles that have included being vice president of Retail Operations and vice president of Merchandising for Kroger's Cincinnati/Dayton division.

• Coca-Cola has named Chad Scales, the former vice president of the food division at Unilever North America, to be its new vice president of brand marketing innovation, a new position.
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